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|National Charity holds workshops, celebrates achievementsApril 24th 2014
Provisional NCL members who are now patronesses include Claire Meacham, Ann Kayl, Gwen Traut, Larissa Anderson, Gail Kendrick, Kristi Kehl, Kathleen Lawson-Ray, and Jasmine Smith. Not pictured: Lauri Caso, Tami Davis, Young Milton, Julie Murray, Holly Pregler, MaryKay Pryce, Stacey Riggs, Laura Salinas, and Suzie Scrape.
Spring Training was held by the San Luis Rey chapter of National Charity League for 13 chapters in District 6.
Fun and excitement spring from egg hunt, gamesApril 24th 2014
Katie Batten gives her son, William, 3, a “high five” after discussing strategies prior to the start of the annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Fallbrook Community Center at La Paloma School on April 19. See more photos on page B-1.
Emme Burnam, 4, races for the eggs at the annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Fallbrook Community Center at La Paloma School on April 19.
Cassidy Boulanger proudly displays a bunny sign that she made in the craft area along with the basket that she received when she found one of the special winning eggs during the egg hunt.
Gerardo Carreon is the first one to blow a bubble, thereby winning the contest for his group. His prize was a gift certificate from Vince’s Pizza.
Abisag Padilla displays the basket she received for finding a winning egg.
From left, recreation program director Ashley Westbrook gives instruction to Sarah Engebretsen, first princess; Claire Ginther, Miss Fallbrook; and Halee Olsen, second princess.
Anthony Carapia catches an egg tossed by his partner, Edgar Carapia. This team won the egg toss for their group.
Albert Wang helps his daughter, Victoria, string beads to make a necklace.
Janae Erickson, 20 months old, waits for the egg hunt to begin.
Miss Fallbrook Claire Ginther helps with the egg hunt.
Art of the Avocado celebrates Fallbrook’s green gold for ninth yearApril 17th 2014
“Steampunk-Ado,” created by Denise Gillen of Fallbrook, won first place in the 3D category of the 2014 Art of the Avocado contest. Winning entries are on display until April 25 at Brandon Gallery, 105 N. Main Ave.
Kathy Klein of Escondido won first place in the ninth annual Art of the Avocado contest, 2D category as well as the overall People’s Choice award with “Murray, the Avocado Bandit.” The competition was held April 5 at Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook.
From left, Dr. Tatsuya Suda, his wife singer/songwriter Rita Coolidge, and Avocado Festival co-chairman George Archibald attend the Art of the Avocado contest on April 5 at Brandon Gallery.
Art of the Avocado contest sponsor Fallbrook Propane Gas Co. is represented by Meredith Gordon, left, and Merrill Everett.
Art of the Avocado judges and collectors Jon Frandell and Teri McCrea admire one of the many pieces on display inside Brandon Gallery.
Artists winning first, second, or third place awards in the Art of the Avocado contest include, from left, Kim Fiori, Stephanie Wheeler, Denise Gillen, and Kathy Klein. Not pictured: Krista Timberlake and Linda Eastom.
Fallbrook Chamber past president Gary Shimer casts a vote for one of the Art of the Avocado entries at the contest held April 5.
Judges admire and cast their votes on artwork in both 2D and 3D mediums during the 9th annual Art of the Avocado contest held April 5 at Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook.
Before casting his vote, Bob Renteria takes a close look at one of the many pieces entered in the Art of the Avocado contest on April 5.
Artist Daniel Martinez explains the creative process involved in his 3D art piece entered into the Art of the Avocado competition.
28th annual Avocado Festival a delight for all agesApril 17th 2014
At the 28th annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival, Ashlyn Clarke, left, 7, was named Little Miss Avocado, and David Gonzalez, 9, Little Mister Avocado.
Imagene and Frank Gladden dance to the Blue Zone band in the Fallbrook Avocado Festival beer garden on April 13. Married 57 years, the Gladdens are from Palm Springs and are regular Avocado Festival attendees.
Decorating and making a car from an avocado to compete in the Avo 500 race is serious business for, from left, twins Tom and Peter Griger, age 5, with sister, Veronica, 6.
The Avo 500 winners include four-year-old Hudson Quinn, left, first place, in the Modify division and four-year-old Talon Conger, first place in Stock division.
Guacamole Contest chairman Sue Shimer, center, presents the winners in the Amateur category: Karah Johnson, left, first place, and Susana McGinnis, second place. The presentation award (not pictured) went to Linda and Kenny Antonioli.
Enjoying a Corn on the Cob as first timers to the Avocado Festival are Hiroko Kehoe, left, and Nancy Jarvis, mother and daughter, who just moved to Fallbrook from San Clemente.
The winner of the Guacamole Contest, Professional division, is Oink And Moo, from left, Noah Davidson, cook, Jonathan Arbel, chef and owner, and Jennifer Arbel, owner.
Large crowds pack Main Avenue during the Fallbrook Avocado Festival on April 14.
Hard at work judging the Guacamole Contest are, from left, John Bullard, Brigadier General and Commander of Camp Pendleton; Lila MacDonald, CEO, Fallbrook Chamber; Bill Metcalf, Fire Chief, North County Fire; Lt. Todd Richardson, Fallbrook Sheriff Sub-station Commander; and CHP Captain Amy Mangan. Not pictured, Bill Horn, S.D. County Supervisor, District 5 and Martin Quinoz, Honorary Mayor of Fallbrook.
Best Dressed Avocado Winners include, from left, Gianna Breese, Craziest (ages 8+) , Meadow Breese, Prettiest (ages 1-7) and Allyse Breese, Weirdest (ages 8+); all three took first place.
Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contestApril 14th 2014
Abby Knox was one of 700 participants in the Avocado Half Marathon in Fallbrook on Sat., April 12. Carrie Sandoval won first place in the Village News' photo contest with this image.
Fallbrook's Avocado Half Marathon was the seventh half marathon run by Dianne Rowe, above. According to her daughter Robin Mitchell, who won second place in the Village News' photo contest, Rowe started running in 2012 to lose weight - so far she has lost 100 lbs!
Ella Schoenig waits with cups of water for runners in the Avocado Half Marathon held in Fallbrook on Sat., April 12. Nick Lalonde took this photo which won third place in the Village News' photo contest.
Chris Gallegos, left, passes the 12-mile mark in the Avocado Half Marathon and is cheered on by his sister, Megan, who is playing the theme song from "Rocky" through her megaphone.
Elsa Wells and Jennifer Paull share a hug at the Avocado Half Marathon in Fallbrook.
Abby Knox crosses the finish line of the Avocado Half Marathon April 12.
Soled Martinez and Spencer Sams lead the pack of 700 participants in the Avocado Half Marathon.
This area canine resident kept an eye on runners during the Avocado Half Marathon.
These youngsters had fun watching the marathon and were holding up a sign that said, "It's just a hill, get over it, Love Fallbrook."
Posing with Milena Glusac, center, the top two finishers in the Avocado Half Marathon, Soled Martinez and Spencer Sams display their plaques.
St. John’s Thrift Shop assists Ivy High studentsApril 10th 2014
|Taking part in a donation presentation are, from left, Denise Tate, board member/volunteer, St. John’s Episcopal Church Thrift Shop; Rueben Mendoza, student at Ivy High School and Palomar Community College; Jesse Lopez, student at Ivy High School and Palomar Community College; Jackie Thurston, volunteer, St. John’s Thrift Shop; Cesar Reyes, student at Ivy High School and Palomar Community College, Sherry Ludwig, trustee, Fallbrook Union High School and professor, Palomar Community College; not pictured Dunia Perez, student at Ivy High School and Palomar Community College.
|New Fallbrook royalty chosen in 2014 Miss Fallbrook Ambassador ‘Live Your Dream’ programApril 10th 2014
Chosen as Fallbrook’s new ambassadors at the 2014 Miss Fallbrook Ambassador ‘Live Your Dream’ program on April 5 at Potter Jr. High School are, from left, Halee Olsen, Second Princess; Claire Ginther, Miss Fallbrook; and Sarah Engebretson, First Princess.
Claire Ginther is crowned Miss Fallbrook 2014 by Shavonne Donoghue, Miss Fallbrook 2013 at the pageant event held April 5. Ginther, 17, is a senior at Fallbrook High School and will begin serving her term on the day of the Avocado Festival, April 13.
Contestants in the 2014 Miss Fallbrook Ambassador ‘Live Your Dream’ program pose at the completion of the awards ceremony on April 5; from left, Marisa Rodriguez. Simone Stubbs, Carina Ruiz, Sonya Betancourt, Erica Penaloza, Brianna Rufino, Second Princess Halee Olsen, Miss Fallbrook Claire Ginther, First Princess Sarah Engebretson, Morgan Abando, Diana Alcaraz, Mikala Tidd, and Viviana Hernandez.
Marisa Rodriguez, 17, shows her amazement when it is announced she has been selected as both Miss Congeniality and Best Smile during the Miss Fallbrook event April 5.
Shavonne Donoghue, Miss Fallbrook 2013, acknowledges the applause from the crowd as she takes her last walk as Miss Fallbrook on April 5.
Morgan Abando, a junior at Fallbrook High School, is presented with the Most Photogenic award at the Miss Fallbrook pageant April 5.
Claire Ginther, a Fallbrook High School senior, is crowned Miss Fallbrook 2014 during the annual pageant held at Potter Junior High School auditorium April 5.
Halee Olsen, 16, a Fallbrook High School sophomore, is chosen Second Princess to Miss Fallbrook and awarded the prizes for Best Essay and Most Tickets Sold at the annual Miss Fallbrook Pageant April 5.
Sarah Engebretson, an Oasis High School senior, is chosen First Princess to Miss Fallbrook and awarded the prize for Most Sponsorships at the Miss Fallbrook pageant April 5.
Historical Society to host “Salute To Agriculture” on May 10April 10th 2014
From left, Julie Walker, president of the San Diego County Farm Bureau; Janet Silva Kister, past-president of the Farm Bureau and current treasurer; and Eric Larson, executive director of the Farm Bureau, meet to discuss the details for the “Salute to Agriculture.”
The special events committee of the Fallbrook Historical Society pause for a photo during the planning of their May 10 event, “Salute to Agriculture,” from left, Roy Moosa, Bev McDougal, Anne Burdick, and Don McLean, Jr. Not pictured: Ann Simpson and Evelyn Fisher.
Behind the scenes of Fallbrook’s “big show” - what it takes to produce the Avocado Festival, coming Sunday, April 13April 10th 2014
At the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office, from left, Lila MacDonald, CEO; Linda Costello, administrative and media coordinator, and Jackie Toppin, membership services coordinator, display items that will be available in the chamber’s Avocado Emporium during the festival on April 13.
Discussing plans for the 2014 Avocado Festival are, from left, chamber volunteers George Bamber, Marlene Rantanen, Roy Costello, and Chris Murphy.
Gary Shimer, left, and George Archibald, co-chairs of the 2014 Avocado Festival discuss plans for the event with chamber CEO Lila MacDonald.
‘No Parking’ signs are some of the communications and safety items required for the Avocado Festival; discussing logistics are volunteers, front row from left, Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol members Derwin Williams and Cindy Roark, and CHP representative Jimmy Gaffney; second row from left, Ron Patten and Bigs Parker of the Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Working on the details of logistics and vendor coordination for the April 13 Avocado Festival are, from left, Henry Savela, Rick Bauer, Lila MacDonald, and Brian Roth.
Groups gather donations for food pantryApril 3rd 2014
Attendees of Fallbrook Hospital’s monthly Healthy Woman program held March 27 donated food supplies to the Fallbrook Food Pantry. Pictured receiving the delivery are, from left, Tarah Osowski, George Lucero, Ilona Wiewiorra and Karen Austin.
The Curves for Women gym in Bonsall held a food and funds drive in March for the Fallbrook Food Pantry. Accepting the food supplies and check are, from left, George Lucero, Javier Hernandez, operations manager Jennifer Vetch, Ilona Wiewiorra, and Mike Beltran.